First a little background in case you’re not familiar with the “five lands” or “Cinque Terre.” It’s a national park but one very different from the US parks. In fact, Cinque Terre is one of the most unique places we’ve ever been.
It’s made up of five fishing villages built on terraces along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. At any given point your view in Cinque Terre looks something like this: lush green hills kissed by low-hovering clouds give way to terraced farmland with plentiful vineyards, which become interspersed with colorful homes that finally meet the sea at a harbor full of vibrant boats. How’s that for a run-on sentence?
While our time here was magical, there were some things we didn’t expect in Cinque Terre that would have been nice to know beforehand. Here they are along with some of the 1,185 pictures that we took.